12×12 1/2 Way There Party
Is the cup half empty or half full? Definitely 1/2 FULL!!!! YAY!!!! Thanks to Julie Hedlund and the awesome 12x12x12 writer’s group I have 10 picture book drafts in six months!! Gang you are awesome!! The amount of creativity, spunk, encouragement, news, incentives and cheers just keeps rolling in.
Back in January as I was in my third month of having committed to become a children’s picture book writer/illustrator at age 58, I discovered the little blog that could. A challenge to commit to doing 12 manuscripts in 12 months in 2012. H-m-m-m-m…intriguing……with prizes and incentives…..super guest posts….but me??? I’m only a fledgling writer…I don’t know if I could be considered a ‘real’ writer. Wait a minute….what’s this about pre-published writers…(does that mean the originator of 12x12x12 is not published yet?) *Gasp* But, then, I’m a ‘pre-published’ author too! What a great, positive way of looking at things!
I’ll try this on for size! So I signed up. And now we’re 1/2 way there!! Enter marching band, light the sky rockets, cue the cheerleaders!
I now actually have 10 manuscripts, including one book dummy, 2 storyboards and a list of about a dozen ideas. In my previous three months I only had a pocket full of self doubt and not a single ‘real’ story.
12x12er’s you have touched the depths of my heart and left inkprints on my soul. The energy of this group is a beacon to keep us on course and a light to give us hope. Shine on and congratulations and blessings to you all for the next six months!